Get your camera out and be imaginative

MEDIEVAL Lavinia Le-Good's picture of a summer day out at Blenheim Palace last year
MEDIEVAL Lavinia Le-Good's picture of a summer day out at Blenheim Palace last year
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TOMORROW is your chance to take a snapshot of a typical summer’s day.

We’re urging photographers of all ages to take pictures of themselves having some fun in the glorious weather.

Then we want you to submit them to us – and the best one will be crowned the winner of The News One Summer’s Day photography competition.

Your photos could be of your family at a barbecue or on the beach having a stroll.

There’s also a range of activities being held over the weekend which would make great pictures.

You could take shots of your friends and family taking in the delicious aromas at Southsea Food Festival, which is happening all day in Palmerston Road, Southsea. Or why not capture the action at a free family fun day which is being held at Havant Park from 11am?

The News’ chief photographer Malcolm Wells has some top tips on how to take the perfect snap.

He said: ‘Look for an interesting, bright and colourful subject – just think whether the image would catch your eye to look at if it had been taken by someone else.

‘Ensure that the picture has plenty of life in it. If in doubt take more than one image, and another and maybe another. It costs little more these days to do so.’

Email your prints to or post them to The News, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3EN.

Only images taken tomorrow will be considered. Please include your full name, address and daytime contact number, plus a description of what and who is in the picture.

The person who takes the winning shot will win a fantastic three-night weekend break for up to six people at Selsey-based Bunn Leisure.

The runner gets a four-night midweek break for up to six people. We’re also encouraging people to send us short video clips of things they get up to during the day, although these won’t be considered as part of the competition. The break must be taken outside of August and dates are subject to availability.

The prize doesn’t include food and drink. Transport and travel insurance is not included.